Board of Trustees

2019 Board of Trustees

The responsibility of the Jackson District Library Board of Trustees is to set policy and direction for the Library.

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2019 – 2020 Meeting Dates and Location

The JDL Board of Trustees meets at 6:00pm on the 4th Thursday of the month except for holidays and special meetings. Meeting locations are listed on the schedule below.

December 19, 2019 4:30 P.M. Admin. Building Study Session

December 19, 2019 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Regular Meeting

January 9 6:00 P.M. Administration Bldg. Study Session

January 23 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Library Annual Meeting

January 23 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Library Regular Meeting

March 12 6:00 P.M. Administration Bldg. Study Session

March 26 6:00 P.M. Hanover Branch Regular Meeting

May 14 6:00 P.M. Administration Bldg. Study Session

May 28 6:00 P.M. Eastern Branch Regular Meeting

July 9 6:00 P.M. Administration Bldg. Study Session

July 23 6:00 P.M. Parma Branch Regular Meeting

September 10 6:00 P.M. Administration Bldg. Study Session

September 24 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Library Regular Meeting

November 12 6:00 P.M. Administration Bldg. Study Session

November 19 6:00 P.M. Grass Lake Branch Regular Meeting

December 10 6:00 P.M. Administration Bldg. Study Session

December 17 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Library Budget Hearing

December 17 Immediately Following Carnegie Library Regular Meeting

 

President | Jacqueline Barber





Jacqueline Barber, a life long resident of Jackson County, joined the board in September 2014. She and her husband John are parents to four children and eleven grandchildren. She has an Associates degree from Jackson College and a Bachelor Of Arts from Spring Arbor University. For Thirty-Seven years she has worked as a Children’s Program Manager at Community Action Agency, overseeing the daily operation of nine Head Start/GSRP early childhood classrooms and a food service department. Barber is also an active member and Trustee at Lily Missionary Baptist Church. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, tending to flower beds (during the summer months), walking, bike riding, attending and teaching aerobics, reading, and just spending time at home.

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Vice President | Shane LaPorte




Shane LaPorte was also appointed to the JDL Board on December 11, 2017. He is a lifetime resident of Jackson County.

LaPorte obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University and possesses a Builder’s license.

LaPorte is the owner of two businesses: LaPorte’s Harvest Moon Farm and Titan Takedown youth wrestling club. He also served as a coach for 29 years at Jackson Catholic Schools: Lumen Christi and Jackson Christian Middle School.

Mr. LaPorte worked as a Police Officer for 29 years and a Senior Code Enforcement Officer 3 years.

“The library is a valuable asset in our community, the services provided play a vital role in the education process for lifelong learning,” states LaPorte and he wants to be a part of improving the library’s mission.


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Secretary & Treasurer | Bill Jors





Bill Jors was appointed to the JDL Board in December 2017. He was born, raised and still resides in the City of Jackson.

Jors was a 1985 graduate of Jackson High School. In 1990 he graduated from Spring Arbor College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jors served as Mayor of Jackson from 2015 to 2017. Jors is currently the Vice-President of Business Development – Commercial Loan Officer at County National Bank. He has been with the bank since 2005. He also serves the community through several Jackson area charities.

Mr. Jors is currently single and has an 18 year old daughter who is presently attending Adrian College.


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Trustee | Heather Albee-Scott





Mrs. Albee-Scott joined the board in December 2012, and served her term as president in 2017. Heather moved to Jackson from Logan, Utah with her husband, daughter, their three dogs and a cat in 2010. She grew up in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in a family of avid readers who visited the local library every week. She received her degree in philosophy from Utah State University. Currently, Heather works with Jackson Public Schools and Jackson College. In 2011, she formed a group with other parents, teachers, administrators and community members to rebuild the middle school at Parkside library. Heather also serves on the Center Stage Jackson Youth Committee, the Jackson Community Foundation Legacy Committee, and is also a member of Kiwanis.

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Trustee | Erik Lyman





The Jackson District Library Board of Trustees welcomed Erik Lyman into the fold after Jackson City Council members appointed him to the position in December 2018.

Lyman is set to serve on the board of trustees through Aug. 23, 2021. “Since returning to Jackson in 2015, I have really taken advantage of all that JDL has to offer,” Lyman said. “I love JDL and am honored to serve them moving forward.”

Lyman grew up in Fenton and earned degrees from Mott Community College and Spring Arbor University. Erik comes from a non-profit and small business marketing background, working at Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson and Albion College. He enjoys watching movies, playing board games, and reading in his spare time.

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Trustee | Beverley McGill





Beverley has lived in Jackson for 28 years. A proud mom of three, she is now a doting grandmother. Beverley received her BSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MA from Eastern Michigan University. Her entire career has been in the non-profit field. She has recently retired  as the Fund Development Director at Highfields. Beverley was a co-founder of the Jackson Women’s History Council which coordinates the annual Susan B. Anthony Awards and serves on the board of the Jackson School of the Arts.

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Trustee | Stephen Rajzer




Stephen Rajzer has been a member of the Jackson community since 2011. He was appointed to the Library Board in September 2019 by the Jackson County Board of Commissioners.

Stephen is passionate about citizen involvement in our government. He currently chairs the Board of Directors for the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, and he is also a member of the City of Jackson’s Charter Review Committee and Local Officer Compensation Committee. Prior to moving to Jackson, Stephen served one elected term on the Decatur Public Schools Board of Education.

Stephen is employed by the Office of Congressman Tim Walberg where he serves as District Director of Administration.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Public Administration from DePaul University.

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Meeting Agendas






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Past Meeting Minutes

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